From Our Archive
This story was published before Summer 2021, when we launched our new digital experience.

Tiara Time

At the Victoria and Albert Museum in London

A Dinner Date With Michael Stipe


A Dinner Date With Michael Stipe

Over a meal at one of his favorite restaurants in New York City, the former R.E.M....

Into the Labyrinth


Into the Labyrinth

Japanese artist Motoi Yamamoto tells a story in salt.

Lin-Manuel Miranda, leaning against a shelf inside the Drama Book Shop.


Selling the Drama

A conversation with Lin-Manuel Miranda on theater, creativity, and the endless...

From their presence in Egyptian tombs and on ancient Greek statuary to their modern-day appearance on the heads of Hollywood starlets and real-life princesses, tiaras have always held a powerful fascination. As symbols of status, influence, and elegance, they conferred nobility on courtiers and commoners alike. Tiaras, an exhibition now at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London through July 14, presents more than 200 examples of both royal and contemporary headwear, including pieces designed by Fabergé, Lalique, Chaumet, Boucheron, and Cartier (such as the 1927 platinum sunburst tiara with star sapphire).


Let’s Keep in Touch

Subscribe to our newsletter

You’re no longer on our newsletter list, but you can resubscribe anytime.